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Acts Of Imagination (2006)

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A sister and brother deal with a crippling family tragedy in their own way in this independent drama. Katya (Stephanie Hayes and Slawko (Billy Marchenski) are two siblings in their twenties who were born in the Ukraine but have emigrated to Canada and now live amidst the industrial wastelands of Vancouver. Slawko works in a factory and tries to look after his emotionally unstable sister. Katya, on the other hand, is convinced the death of her parents was the result of foul play, possibly at the hands of Petrov (Volodymyr Serdyuk), a political activist and longtime friend of the family. Katya believes she can speak to her late mother, and often finds herself communicating with her and Petrov through psychic means as she struggles to come to terms with a past that prevents her from dealing with the present. The first feature from director Carolyn Combs, Acts Of Imagination received its world premier at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival, where it was screened as part of the "Canada First!" series. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Searing portrait of immigrant life in Vancouver, Canada. Fully developed characters interact against a backdrop of frustrated political ideals.

October 13, 2008 | Full Review…
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Suffers from dramatic black holes, but also from creaky dialogue and overly intense camerawork.

November 8, 2007
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

The attempts to parallel the subordinate and dominant plots never really pays off.

February 6, 2007 | Rating: 52/100 | Full Review…
Cinemania

... director Carolyn Combs and screenwriter Michael Springate have teamed up to produce a film that invigorates, infuriates and fascinates.

October 29, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

...never quite becomes the searing drama one would imagine it's supposed to be...

September 7, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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